Bristol has been home to a range of successful and innovative digital inclusion projects. We have captured our experiences and some of the lessons learned here.

SBRI Competition launches exploring potential of Cities as system of systems

by Kevin 25/07/2014 in Bristol

The Technology Strategy Board has announced £6m worth of funding for an Small Business Research Initiative competition to develop innovative solutions that can help cities plan more successfully for the future. The funding will be awarded to companies who can demonstrate new ways of achieving better integration of infrastructure and services across a city, by [...]

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Do you have an Idea to use Open Data to help people renting accommodation? The best idea wins £40,000 to develop their product

by Kevin 27/06/2014 in Bristol

Nesta and ODI have launched a Housing Open Data Challenge which invites teams to use open data to build products and services to help people get the best out of renting (including to provide greater housing options for those renting). This includes both:

Those who are renting in the private rented [...]

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Do you have a small/medium business related to Microelectronics in the South West of England? iNets might be able to provide you with support

by Kevin 27/06/2014 in Bristol

The Microelectronics iNet project supports small and medium-sized innovative companies across the South West through direct funding, practical support, advice, local and sector network development and highly targeted events. Led by the University of West of England, Microelectronics iNet is a £4.2 million European Regional Development Fund project running until June 2015. They have assisted [...]

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Win up to £10k in innovation vouchers to support your Telehealth project

by Kevin 24/06/2014 in Bristol

The Microelectronics iNet has announced a funding competition to support South West SMEs in making their innovative telehealth projects successful.
The deadline for the competition’s ‘Expressions of Interest Form’ is 4 July 2014 and the final deadline for funding application is 29 August 2014. A ‘Matchmaking Workshop’ will also be held on the 16 July 2014.
‘Expressions [...]

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Gameslab South West: round 2 of grant funding now available for video game developers

by Kevin 16/05/2014 in Bristol

Open to SME’s, GamesLab South West is intended to stimulate the development and growth of the games industry by supporting companies in the region with demonstrable high-growth potential. Previous successful GamesLab South West alumni include Swindon’s Evil Twin Artworks along with Bristol based Sun and Moon Studios.
Developers interested in applying for grants up to £10,000 [...]

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Could you use £5000 of support to help grow your creative SME business?

by Kevin 13/05/2014 in Bristol

Creative England is giving SMEs in the South West up to £5,000 per company to help grow their businesses with the second round of its Business Strategy and Innovation vouchers.
This scheme will support creative companies to subsidise much of the cost of employing an expert to provide advice or support to help progress business plans. [...]

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Knowle West Media Centre Junior Digital Producers launch data toolkit

by Kevin 30/04/2014 in Bristol

Data affects our lives: powering technology that we use every day and helping us to better understand the world around us. We can collect information about almost anything – from weather patterns and crime statistics to people’s perceptions of their local area – and by studying it in depth we can gain a greater understanding [...]

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Job opportunity: Head of Bristol Brussels Office, Bristol City Council

by Kevin 17/04/2014 in Bristol

This is a unique opportunity – to become the first official representative of the city of Bristol based primarily in Brussels and offered on a consultancy basis with flexible terms and a competitive package for up to 3 years. The role is focused on European and International funding opportunities as well as the impact of [...]

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16 March deadline for ideas for Energy and Environment Open Data Challenge in Bristol

by Kevin 06/03/2014 in Bristol

Innovators from across Europe have just over a week left to put forward their project ideas for community energy solutions as part of a pioneering Open Data Challenge run by Bristol City Council, Nesta and the Open Data Institute (ODI).
Bristol is acting as the test-bed for the project, which encourages people to use open data to [...]

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